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About Books and eBooks
We have a large collection of both physical books and eBooks available to staff and students. Each one of our libraries has a physical collection of books suitable for courses that are taught at their campus, however you are welcome to borrow books from any of our libraries. All of our books are arranged on bookshelves, grouped by topic area. These topics and sub-topics are numbered and the books are in number order. So, when you search for a book using our online library search, each book will have a classmark (a number) and this is where you will find the book on the shelf.
You can access our eBooks by searching for something via our library search. If you prefer to read in large print you can change this in the eBook settings, along with background colour and the read aloud feature.
Below you will find a gallery of new books and eBooks that we have recently added to our collection. You will also find key books and eBooks for your subject area - you may recognise some of these from your reading list!
Applied Sport Psychology by
Taking a refreshingly different approach to the subject, this new textbook uses original case studies of psychological support work with individual athletes and groups to illustrate the underlying theory and inform the reader of cutting edge practice in the field.
Manual of Structural Kinesiology by
Explaining the process of human movement, Manual of Structural Kinesiology gives a straightforward view of human anatomy and its relation to movement.
Physical Fitness and Athletic Performance by
This book gives an authoritative account of the biological basis of athletic performance and training, based on an analysis of scientific and medical research in the area. The findings are presented in such a way that anyone involved in training for high-level sport will find the information accessible and of interest.
Physiology of Sport and Exercise by
The leading textbook for undergraduate exercise physiology courses, Physiology of Sport and Exercise, is back in an updated fourth edition that is better than ever after extensive external reviews of the previous edition by nine content experts.
An Introduction to Sports Coaching by
An Introduction to Sports Coaching provides students with an accessible and engaging guide to the scientific, social scientific, medical and pedagogical theory that underlies the practice of quality sports coaching.
Management of Sports Development by
Management of Sports Development is the first book to offer a holistic approach to a field which has been growing in importance for some years. Although many books exist on various aspects of development, never before has there been a text which addresses the process of development in such a comprehensive manner.
Science of Athletic Training - Soccer by
A key part of preparing to play soccer (football) at any level, but organising a genuinely effective training programme requires both an understanding of the physiological principles involved and a practical knowledge of the demands of the game. This book provides clear guidelines, an evidence base and a theoretical framework for proven effective soccer training.
Level 1 Sport - Text Books
Level 2 Sport - Text Books
Sport Level 2 - BTEC First by
This book is specifically designed for students studying Sport at Level 2. It covers every module and topic on the course.
Level 3 Sport - Text Books
Units of work for your course can be found in Moodle or Microsoft Teams.
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Where to Find Books
We use class numbers to organise books into subject groups in the library. You will find the number on the spine of each book. Here is a selection of class numbers for sport.
Anatomy and Physiology
Equestrian and Animal Sports
Fishing, Hunting and Shooting
Health / Health Promotion
Sports Management and Development
Weightlifting, Athletics, Gymnastics